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Banish Plastic Bags And Save The Turtles

by | 27th, February 2008

turtle-plastic-bag.jpg EVERY time you use a plastic carrier bag a sea turtle dies.

That’s the message on the Mail’s cover page as readers are urged to “BANISH THE BAGS”.

See “a British family on a weekly shop”. And know: “In a distant sea a rare turtle, plastic bags lodged in its guts, is slowly dying.”

Can something be done to save it? No, not The Great British Shop that for another campaign the turtle? Yes, says the Mail. In all there are “13 billion ways you can help.”

Sadly, one of these ways does not involve pulling the plastic bag from the featured turtle’s guts. Nor does it include removing the plastic bag that “chokes” another turtle, also pictured. It is too late to save the gannet, which lies on a Cornwall beach, strangled by a carrier bag. Shame on you, purveyors of “VAPORMATIC”.

The Mail tells of the minke whale that was cut open and found to be hoarding 2lbs of plastic bags. With no kitchen drawers, the poor whale was forced to store the bags in her stomach. And died.

The Campaign  

Say no to eating plastic bags.

And do not throw them on a beach in

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